Bass of the Week: Odyssey Basses Calypso

Odyssey Basses Calypso Bass - 5-string

This week, we’re checking out the Calypso from Odyssey Basses, a bass that’s handmade in Greece by luthier Iannis Ioannides. The slick design comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string configurations with options for lefties, as well.

The Calypso comes standard with a lightweight swamp ash body, an American maple neck, and an Indian Rosewood fingerboard, though several upgrade options are available.

The scale length pushes a little over the standard, coming in at 34.5 inches. Electronics on the bass include a pair of Bartolini single coils matched with an Odyssey 3-band EQ, and its hardware includes an ETS bridge and Kluson tuners.

Odyssey Basses Calypso Bass Photo Gallery:

Odyssey Basses Calypso Bass Specs:

  • Strings: 4, 5, 6
  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Scale: 34? on the 4-string, 34.5? for the 5- and 6-string
  • String Spacing (bridge): 19mm for 4-string; 18mm for 5- and 6-string
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Body Back: Light Swamp Ash
  • Pickups: Two Bartolini Noiseless Single Coil
  • Preamp: Odyssey 3 band EQ
  • Bridge: ETS
  • Tuners: Kluson
  • Finish: Oil
  • Left-Handed Version Available

For more, check out the Odyssey Basses website.

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  1. I would have loved to see a bigger, more detailed photo of the five string one :- l

  2. Website’s English pages broken, reverts to Greek for all but a couple of pages. No way to find out how to order one of these beauties.

  3. the most musical basses who I have!

  4. (O.O) I would love to check one of these babies out. Anyone know how they sound or who plays them?